Robbery accused to stand trial

A BOMADERRY man, who allegedly held up a Bomaderry service station with a pistol last October has been committed for trial in District Court.

Aiden Rhys Carter, 19, of the Princes Highway appeared before Magistrate Peter Miszalski in Nowra Local Court on Tuesday charged over the robbery of the Woolworths Caltex Service Station on the Princes Highway on October 26 last year.

Shoalhaven detectives attached to Strike Force Ganora, established to investigate the robbery, arrested Mr Carter and charged him with robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon, a pistol.

The court heard Carter allegedly entered the service station, demanding money before robbing the console operator of $300 cash while being armed with a pistol.

During the robbery it is alleged Carter grabbed the 22-year-old console operator by the left arm and dragged him behind the counter and ordered him to get money from the till. 

It is alleged Carter stood behind the male at the till, with the pistol pointed at his head.

Once given the cash, he allegedly left the service station, still pointing the gun at the man, who was cowering behind the counter area.

Carter’s bail was continued and the matter will be heard in district court in Sydney Downing Centre on August 20.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to procuring a child under 14 for unlawful sexual activity.

Magistrate Miszalski adjourned that matter until September 2 in Nowra Local Court for 

sentencing.

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